Press and Reviews

Dave Lake interview with Bunny on WRUU’s Contemporary Classics from May 2019:

“During the first hour of this episode we have a conversation with New York composer Bunny Beck who I met at the Birmingham New Music Festival in Birmingham Alabama in October of 2018. We will be discussing and play her “Fantasy for Saxophones” and her “Suite for Sarro”. In the second half of the program we will be featuring music by other New York Composers.”

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Bunny was interviewed by Sandi Klein for Conversations with Creative Women in July 2018 about her career path:

“How many female jazz pianists/composers/recording artists can you name? Well, you’re about to meet one. Bunny Beck was originally trained as a classical pianist, but jazz became her passion. She was able to study with the likes of Lee Evans, Fernando Hernandez and legend Harold Mabern. Her composing began primarily with jazz tunes and ballads.”

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Dig Bunny Beck!

BY LYNN RENÉ BAYLEY
Sunday, 28 September 2014

Outstanding jazz talent can sometimes appear in unexpected places, and for me the discovery of pianist Bunny Beck was one of those. Her online resumé is scant, giving only a few details of her background: “A native New Yorker, Bunny is a graduate of the High School of Music and Art and SUNY Potsdam….Her dad—banjo player, guitarist, singer Larry Sideman—had a band that played hotels, her aunt played vaudeville violin, and her grandmother sang opera.”

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“Bunny Beck loves making music. You can tell from her words and especially from her songs….From the Spirit is her second full-length release on the Big Round label, and it's a winner.…These songs have a strangely familiar overall sound and feel. If you love classic jazz artists from the 1940s and 1950s, you will find a lot to love here.” — Babysue

 

“The improvisations [are] expressive but not overdone, the handoffs among the instruments handled adroitly, the players working well together without trying to upstage one another, the music itself flowing freely and sounding warm and unchallenging.” — INFODAD

“Easygoing, relaxed and at times echoing the ‘Cool’ school of jazz. There’s a cocktail lounge ambience here…for those times when ‘Lite’ is just right.” — Tom Title, WRUV